Things people do that annoy you

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  1. r2473

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    Can be anything. From people shoving their shopping carts into your car at the supermarket to driving in all 4 lanes at once while texting.

    List things people commonly do that annoy you.

    Stories appreciated.
     
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    People texting while you're talking to them, so damn annoying
     
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    People that don't use turn signals.
     
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    Move to Florida and you'll want to kill yourself.

    I heard a commercial when I was down there about how bad tourist drivers are and how they cause accidents. I started cracking up. No one in Florida uses turn signals EVER! Traffic grinds to a halt in the slightest rain. It's full of ****** kids who don't know where the brake peddle is and old people who don't know where the gas peddle is.
     
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    People who drive in the passing lane at about 10 Mph below the speed limit and WILL NOT GET OVER!!!

    Also peeps that yell come ons and right here's during a tennis match. Poor form.
     
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    A new one I'm noticing is that, in my gym, almost everytime I go into the shower, there are one are more that are running. I have no idea why people are not shutting off their showers????? I was talking to my brother and he said it is the same at his gym. I can't imagine that if I would go to people's houses that their water would be running. Very strange as this one can't even be chalked up to laziness (how much extra effort would it take to turn the handle another partial turn?).

    Yesterday at a supermarket, I watched a lady that had parked in a stall about 2 or 3 stalls down from the front door of the supermarket try desperately to get her cart to sit still and not roll down the sidewalk when she was done with it. It took her about 1 minute of repositioning her cart and very carefully removing her hands. It kept rolling back toward the car next to her. Finally, after multiple attempts, the cart seemed to stay still long enough for her to jump in her car and drive away (but there is no doubt it was going to roll into the car next to her at some point).

    Couldn't understand why she wouldn't just walk literally about 20 steps and put it back in the store. Anyway, I sat in my car and watched. It was pretty funny.
     
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    I am annoyed by metro-sexual men. I cant stand it at all. Act like men you sissy *******s.

    another one is people who dont clear the sidewalk. I walk my dogs and have to duck trees or come off it all together. How hard is it to trim back some pushes or remove some limbs.
     
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    When driving, people that cut me off and then insist on going 20mph slower than I was going to begin with. Are they in a hurry or not?

    At the grocery, people that decide they don't want something from a refrigerated or freezer case and just stick it on any old shelf. These are usually the same people that complain that prices in said grocery are too high. :roll:
     
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    As a daily bike commuter, I am really annoyed when I see cyclists arbitrarily flouting traffic rules. These folks give cyclists a bad name, and don't help our case at all.

    Just today, a dude zoomed through a red light at a major intersection, and swerved to avoid people at a pedestrian crossing. These idiots should be ticketed X( .
     
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    People wearing the Bluetooths. I here them talking in the store, and I'm always like "What did you say"?
     
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    People who cut me off in traffic. It drives me up the wall to no end. I get cut off SO much!

    Like today, speed limit is 60KPH, 2 rig rocket trucks fly buy me going at least 90KMP, only to pass me, swerve, and change lanes again.

    I hate those type of egotistical drivers!

    -Fuji
     
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    You should have gotten out and parked it. People like you annoy me.
    j/k :D :D

    In my locality there's a scarcity of parking space. So people with many cars, just park their car in someone else's (in front of their house). Recently, someone parked a huge car across my house. For two days the police has been coming trying to find out whose car it is. Finally this morning someone came from the next lane and drove it off.

    Just the other day, two ladies (both people i know personally and like) got into a huge spat, since one had parked in front of the other's house. Shouting and screaming at each other!

    Just now someone drove by my house and stopped his car and told me i should not feed stray dogs near his house. I'm currently pi55ed off about it.
     
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    i very often annoy myself when i start pushing in a match. bad habits are very annoying.
     
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    Yeah. I feel like I'm not allowed to talk to a person if the head is down, so when they start texting, I stop talking. And I feel totally interrupted the whole time. It's extremely rude in my opinion. When did phone become the top priority in life over actual real life conversations?

    Anyway, I hate when someone insists on playing music as loud as possible when you're starting a conversation in a car. To me it's like... do you want to talk or not? I hate having to yell pointlessly over music when the person could just turn it down and make our lives much less stressful.
     
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    People playing music on speaker on their phones, keep your music to yourself.
     
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    People that chew gum loudly, making smacking a snapping and popping noises....eeewww.

    People that scream "get in the hole" at golf tournaments!
     
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    People that are too lazy to park and sit their cars in front of the store in the fire lane

    People driving that are driving too slow. when you signal left and want to pass, they speed up and keep pace with you. You look over at them and they are using their phone
     
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    I shared my "people not picking up their dog poo" story a few months ago. That's #1 on my list.

    2. You already mentioned it-people not taking back their shopping carts. I go after people every single time on this one.

    3. Maverick mentioned people not clearing the sidewalk. How can you be walking with 2-3 other people and not move over for someone coming from the other direction? Baffles the mind. Just after this is bikers who prefer to haul arse down the sidewalk when there's a nice fat bike lane on the street. Oh, and bikers that think ignoring stop signs to keep their momentum is all fine and dandy.

    One time in San Diego, I was waiting for the "walk" signal to cross over to my hospital. Made a quick glance to my right and left, didn't notice cars, and started walking. Well, here comes female Lance Armstrong, geared out in her ignorant-looking Radio Shack team suit. She clocked me, had to be going at least 15 mph. I go about 225# and she was probably 110# soaking wet but with a bike and momentum on her side...nasty collision. I was pretty bruised and scratched up and felt like I had whiplash for a few days. I was so shocked/angry when it happened that if it were a guy, I probably would have punched them. She did break her collar bone, so I got a little justice. :)
     
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    They use the words "I" and "me" incorrectly, usually with the assumption that "I" is correct (or at least fancy and upperclass) as an object of the sentence.
     
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    I just assume that they are deranged.
     
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    Agree with both; the first tend to be poseurs trying to appear rich; the second are truly sad to see: I recall once being pressed off a downtown sidewalk at Christmas time. Jolly and charitable toward mankind, eh?
     
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    When I'm running on the sidewalks, I've noticed that people are even less inclined to yield space to me. In fact, people seem to go out of their way to make sure I have to run on the grass (which I always do because I don't want to interrupt my run).

    When I'm walking on the sidewalk, I just walk as far to the right as I can. If I see a group coming at me, I just walk with my head down. 9 times out of 10 they will yield the space. But once in a while I run smack into someone. Like you, I'm bigger than most people, so if they feel the need to walk 2 or 3 abreast, I have no real problem running them over.

    Same is true when I'm exiting the bus or train or elevator. When people rush up to the doors and try to push on before people have a chance to exit, I just put my head down and walk and elbow people backward or sometimes I'll just stand in the doorway and wait for some space. When exiting the bus, I've actually physically lifted people up and carried them backward, set them on the sidewalk, and continued on my way without saying a word. But I'm equally annoyed with people who are exiting that are not ready to exit at their stop or floor. Instead they linger until you try to enter. Only at that time do they make it clear that they are indeed exiting (as if the thought just occurred to them).

    Same with folks who use the wrong doors at the supermarket (walk in through the out door and vice versa). I don't tend to do "the dance" with people. If they aren't interested in following the written rules or common convention, I have no reason to pretend to be courteous.

    Can't take your side on this one (if I read you right). If you walked without the walk signal, then I have to say that you are at fault. I know it's old fashioned, but I always wait for the walk signal to cross and always cross at the light (unless there are pedestrian stripes in the street). As a driver, I hate that pedestrians cross whenever and wherever the feel like it because they know the cars have to stop.
     
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    Or maybe they just know how to be well dressed?
     
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    when at a store, or take away or anything and at the counter either checking out or speaking to an employee, the phone rings they answer it and spend ages on the phone, making you wait.

    If one customer has taken the trouble to come to your store and wants to buy something, then deal with them first, rather than the so called customer who cannot be bothered to come in and just phones to make a stupid enquiry.



    Also people who litter, especially from their cars, especially in car parks, when they think its ok to just open the door/window and dump a whole bag of rubbish on the floor, then drive off.
     
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    Surely you're not referring to I.
     
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    I spend a lot of time in supermarkets.

    I want to grind the fillings out of my teeth because of the people who abandon their flippin' cart in a place that blocks the entire aisle. Really, is it so difficult to remember to move over to the side and find a reasonable place to park your cart? Can't you see the traffic jam you just created?

    Worse, far worse, are these same numbskulls when they go to Costco. The place is packed, always. Yet these same pinheads leave their giant cart blocking the aisle while they waddle over to the lady handing out free bites of Pop Tarts. Then they shuffle back over to the cart that is still blocking the aisle to shove the Pop Tart chip into their faces. Then they leave the little napkin that once held the Pop Tart in the cart because they are too lazy to walk four feet over to the trash can. Meanwhile, they contemplate whether they can get away with grabbing a second sample without the Pop Tart lady recognizing them. They can.

    I hate them all.

    Cindy -- headed to Costco right now
     
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    At the place where I play tennis in the winter you can reserve court time one week in advance. I play at 9am Sunday morning and just reserve for the next week. There are 8 courts and pretty much all of us just reserve them week after week.

    The place opens at 9 and it takes 15 minutes or more to check everyone in (so you might miss 20 minutes of court time if you are last in line). On top of that, people call in to try to reserve the courts and the person at the desk will often answer the phone, making us miss even more court time, and give the reservations to these guys on the phone.

    The **** really hit the fan one week when a guy called in and wanted to reserve 3 courts and the girl gave him all 3. I was the guy at the front of the line and noticed that there were 4 courts still avaliable, so I got the last one. As soon as I started walking to my court, all hell broke loose as everyone in line behind me realized that the courts for the following week were gone.

    It got so bad that people at the back of the line started calling and reserving courts in the following weeks which nearly caused fist fights. People complained to management, but they didn't want to do anything.

    As of now, there is no resolution. Some of the desk clerks answer the phone when people are in line and some don't. It's a real mess.
     
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    Seeing a movie scene here with a trail of mangled rude people with footprints on them, while in the distance off strides Captain Courtesy...:)

    I get frustrated cart behavior in supermarket. It seems that 80% of the time when I'm skimming around in my boring, well-organized way, heading for the item I want to get, as I approach it someone slowly pushes their cart right in front of the shelf I need, picks up an item and stands there studying it for 10 minutes. Sometimes have to resort to the "scuze me" and reach under their chin and hope not to get drooled on.

    And people block the aisles, of course, stopping a cart in the middle and standing on one side while their 4 kids orbit around like electrons. I try not to block aisles, but often when I pause for a few seconds to select something it seems like someone going one way or the other really feels like I'm in their way.

    I think it would be a great comedy sketch having supermarket shoppers yelling and honking and gesturing like drivers in traffic. "Hey, lady, what the hell you doin' cutting me off like that!"
     
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    Ha!

    I've found what I call the "New York Walk" to be very effective. If you make eye contact, you always have to do "the dance". But if you just stick to your side, keep your eyes on your shoes, and keep walking, people tend to get to their side. If that doesn't happen, you have a collision. Not a real big deal. It helps to be 30 or 40 pounds heavier than most people :)

    The key is to not do it in a confrontational way. If I run over a few people walking in the out door or walking 3 abreast, after I tromp them into the floor and leave footprints on their back, I'll mumble, something like "oh, sorry. didn't expect anyone to be there". With the 3 abreast crowd, after you tromp one guy into the ground and he complains, you can just apologize, walk to the other side of the sidewalk, and tromp his friend into the ground as well.

    Naturally I'm just joking. In truth I'm very confrontation adverse and tend to just find the least confrontational path possible. Accomodate anyone that wants to "do things their own way". You aren't going to change things or people. The only thing you will do is frustrate yourself. Much easier to let people do what they want first. Then you usually have a clear path to do whatever you wanted to do in the first place. The whole thing boils down to what I term "false pride". The idea that nobody is going to get the better of you and if somebody isn't following the rules, you make it a point to be an a-hole to them. Wate of time.
     
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    They are so many things tv commercial jingles, lame words, 2 faced people, cheaters, pushers:twisted:.

    Heres a story for ya happened a few weeks ago. Me and my wife are walking in our neighborhood with our 3 dogs a Jack Russell, Chihuahua and a Shetland Sheepdog of course all on leashes. Our ignorant neighbor has their big dog out in the street loose with no leash. He approaches us barking his ass off. The neighbor walks out and says "oh he is friendly". Meanwhile he is just a few feet away from us barking as loud as a dog can bark. I say how about a leash. She says "come on (forget the name) and for me to chill out". The dog continues to bark and when we pass the dog sneaks up behind us. I say will you get your effing dog? Then she says "you ahole" and I call her a dumb *****.

    What a moron. She continues to leave her dog loose in the street.:mad:
     
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    I love that and the men that wear their golf shoes to the event. I went to the event hartford one year and guys had on golf shoes. They are not gonna ask you to freaking play so what are you doing.

    Or you are just insecure little boys trying to be what you think women want instead of being a man. :)
     
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    -People who interrupt my matches mid-point to get their balls or ask if a ball is theirs or mine.

    -Christians who have zero perspective or objectivity outside of themselves and their beliefs.(other religions as well, but especially Christians)

    -Not using turn signals is enormously aggravating.

    -Anyone who takes the news media seriously.

    -People who use the same saying, phrase, joke etc. over and over again.

    -Patriots, nationalists, fundamentalists, anyone who believes that it is their country, ethnic group etc. verses the rest of the world.

    -People with short attention spans.

    -Passive aggressive people that don't just say what they are thinking in the moment then resent someone for not doing what THEY expect people to do, maybe even making some snide comment later implying people should know what they want, just say something for christs sake.

    -Threads and posts in GPPD including my own:)
     
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    People that get annoyed too easily...
     
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    Whats your height and weight man?
     
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    certain people posting non-stop nonsense on this website annoy me.
     
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    Like I said, I'm just joking about running people over or pushing them out of the way, etc.

    I'm 6' 1" and 215 lbs. I tested at just over 16% bf at this weight, so I don't look as fat as you'd expect. A few months ago I weighed 250. Then I was just fat (but could run people over like bowling pins I suppose).

    I always see myself as a small guy though. I've been this height for 20 years, but have always been 150 lbs. to 175 lbs. Being "bigger" is relatively new to me.
     
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    As for the sidewalk (or steps, hallways, etc.), I always thought they should be treated like driving...walk on the right side. Seems pretty simple.

    As for my crosswalk story...I did wait for the 'walk' signal before crossing. The bike rider fit into that category of only yielding at stop signs/red lights, rather than stopping the way autos do. That's what made me so mad. This lady wasn't even slowing down and she (and I to a much smaller extent) paid for it.
     
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    Ah, gotcha.

    Walking to the right makes sense, which is why you can't expect people to do it.

    Anyway, I told you in the "neighbors and dog poo" thread that I just tend to avoid confrontation. Funny thing is, that doesn't really work either. Our neighbor lets their dog out the front door and it just wanders the neighborhood and goes wherever. Shortly after we moved in, the wife (whom we had not even met) yells over our fence that somebody had smeared dog crap on the windshield of their Porsche, implying that it had never happened before we moved in.

    Fast forward 3 years. She has alway held a quiet grudge against us (even though I have to pick up her dogs crap on a weekly basis and never say anything). A month or so ago she informed us that "someone" had called animal control on her and that she didn't appreciate it very much.

    To me, this is high comedy. She's almost exactly my age, doesn't work, and has someone else take care of their kids most of the time. I think she is so bored she doesn't know what to do with herself. She is one of the most bitter people I have ever come across.
     
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    Best time for Costco is half hour or so before close on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The samples displays are shut down, the store is nearly vacant (for Costco anyway), and the people there just want to get in and out as badly as you do (so not many people just wandering around aimlessly).

    Costco is a special sort of hell. At least in my area, the average customer tends to be at least middle class (or better), so you have the "entitlement" attutudes to deal with. You know the type. The "adults" are bad but the kids are unbearable. Worse than white trash IMO.
     
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    Drivers who don't use their turn signals when making turns. Am I supposed to be a mind reader? Is everyone else on the road supposed to know these people are going to make a turn? Do they think I like waiting for them to pass me so I can turn onto the road when they were never going to pass me in the first place? Really, how hard is it to use turn signals? Are these people just mentally or physically challenged so they are incapable of flicking a stick on the side of their steering wheels or are they just so self-centered that they couldn't care less about all the other people they are sharing the road with?

    People who drive way too slowly or dangerously when they're yapping on their cell phones. Get off the d*mn phone!! Unless you're calling 911, the call can wait. I never answer my cell phone while I'm driving. That's what voicemail is for. It's also illegal to use a cell phone while driving in my state.

    People who pay with personal checks at the supermarket check-out slowing down the line. Who doesn't have a credit or debit card these days? It's so easy and fast to just swipe your credit or debit card on the little payment module and if it's under $25 you don't even have to sign anything. And if you don't have a credit or debit card (what checking accounts don't come with a debit card nowadays???), but have the cash in your checking account in order to write checks against it in the first place, why not just use the ATM inside of the supermarket before shopping and withdraw some cash first!
     
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    WTH are you trying to say?!!??
     
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    People who pull up to the US mail drop box and start looking for a pen to address their mail.

    Strangers on the sidewalk who turn their heads when I speak to them with no reply at all. Would it kill them to at least nod my way?

    Cashiers who can't say can I help you? They just stand there with that " I'd rather be somewhere else look" Happens at most fast food restaurants

    Our good old tellers at my local bank drive thru, who finish a long conversation before acknowledging me, and then before processing my deposit start another conversation. Can't they talk and work?

    All of this happened this afternoon, so I'm sure I'll have more later.
     
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    The nerve of your 'neighbors'! :) May I also suggest the timeless prank of lighting a paper bag of her dog's poo on fire and placing it on the doorstep? Perhaps a nice plate of dog-poo cookies at Christmas? So many possibilities.
     
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    These guys do lots of un-neighborly type things. Naturally, they are the first to raise a fuss at any perceived injustice.

    This is the normal case in my experience. People that violate common courtesy most often:

    1) Are always being confronted by others so they are the most "touchy"

    2) Are therefore always on the lookout for perceived injustices in others (and like to confront others).

    The worst violators are then ones you want to avoid confronting at all cost (because they are just spoiling for a fight). The more people know what they are doing is "wrong" the more fiercely they fight when confronted. You can usually spot the people that are literally spoiling for confrontation. If you want to "get at" these people, just kill them with kindness and be as sincere as possible. Not a game I play, but it works (and can be really funny).

    The games people play and the amount of time and energy spent on them. And everyone imagines that they are the very first one to ever think of this or that game and that nobody else ever catches on and that its really getting them somewhere.

    With these neighbors, thankfully, I talked my wife out of escalating matters (she wanted me to start tossing the dog crap back on their lawn, etc). Her mom (who visits every few months) wanted to escalate things too. I can only imagine what these guys would do to anyone that started a neighbor war with them. They have a lot of time on their hands and a real appetite for this sort of stuff.
     
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  47. Bri-guy

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    I get really annoyed when I am at a store and the employees seem unwilling to help. For example, I once called a Nike outlet and asked about a shirt that had that I was interested in. I asked the lady to describe what the front of it looked like. She said it was gray with some yellow. I asked her if there were any designs, lines, or whatever else. She very sternly responded, "sir, its a grey shirt with some yellow." I asked if there was any other way she could describe it, and she pretty much said "nope." I understand it is somewhat ridiculous of me to ask her to describe a shirt for me, but it is her JOB to help the customer. I don't care what the heck you have to do. Ugh. It seems this type of "I don't need to help you" behavior is occurring more and more at establishments I visit.

    Anyways, cheers! This is a fun thread. :)
     
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    I forgot one: guys that hit short angle CC and drop shots during a hit around or warm-up, freakin ridiculous.
     
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  49. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    The corollary to this is when fossils - oops, 'experienced citizens' - take forever to count out the exact change. You'd think if you were that close to Death you'd be in a hurry, just slam a pile down, grab your bag and go.

    People who 'blow air' but think they are great whistlers.

    I used to get sick of the non-signalling drivers - but they so outnumber the rest of us here in So Cal that I can't get worked up over it. The slow in the fast lane people are still annoying... when did the left lane stop being the fast and passing lane?
     
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  50. SeasonedNovice

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    See what I mean!
     
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